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Anyone have a definitive answer to can a PSU case be taken off and still function?
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Yes... It's just a case. Just keep everything intact.
    
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My concern would be the static charge.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by slytown View Post
My concern would be the static charge.
say what? of course you can do it but i can think of no good reason to do it
    
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post #5 of 11
yes it could but my queston is why would you want to?
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Yeah, static electricity is no fun.
    
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post #7 of 11
yes it will work it still wouldn't hurt though and ground the psu case to the computer case.
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post #8 of 11
yes it will still work...but MAKE SURE NOT TO TOUCH ANYTHING INSIDE !!!!! capacitors can still hold a charge even after the psu has been turned off...just a word of caution.
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post #9 of 11
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I don't want to. Just wanted to know.
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post #10 of 11
The PSU will function, but it's not exactly "safe".

First: The PSU's housing is the PSU's ground, and this ground is grounded to Earth via the center ground pin on your plug. The chassis is actually grounded to Earth by the housing of the PSU being screwed directly to the chassis. Loose the housing, loose the ground.

Quote:
Originally Posted by rx7speed View Post
yes it will work it still wouldn't hurt though and ground the psu case to the computer case.
Good advice.

Second: The housing acts as an EMI/RF shielf. Lack of this shield may cause problems with other parts (weird noises from your speakers, etc.)
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